Today, reader Amir sent in a question by email. He asked about what happens when a company he owns stock in is acquired, and he is left with a fractional share.
Millions of people in the United States work at public companies with stock available for purchase. Some of these companies give employees stock for free, others offer company stock to employees at a discount, many commonly offer company stock as a portion of 401(k) plans. While many of us are loyal and believe in the companies we work for, is it a good idea to invest in our company's stock?[Read more…] about Should I Buy Stock in the Company I Work For?
Hope everyone is having a great April so far. You are catching me right in the middle of one of the busiest travel times in my entire life. Never fear, I never forget about my favorite people, the readers of Narrow Bridge Finance. I have lots of goodies for you below.
A few months back, I shared a great new investing platform at Loyal3. Loyal3 offers retail investors (that means you and me, not super high volume traders) a way to buy stocks in companies we believe in and use every day with no trading fees. I thought it was too good to be true, so I tried it out and asked the great folks at Loyal3 some questions about how their platform works.
Before my wife and I started our own business I worked in the investment industry for a number of years, which always allowed me insights as to how an individual would manage his or her investment portfolio. Some of these instances were great as it allowed me to learn something new to implement with my own portfolio; others were not things I’d recommend anyone to do. I learned over time, through both education and experience, some simple methods to help encourage growth in my investment portfolio that many overlook. While it’s easy to make investing in the stock market difficult, I believe that simplifying it will bring, generally speaking, much more success. [Read more…] about How to Steer Your Investment Portfolio in the Direction of Success
The stock market is the most well-known place to invest. It is fast paced. It is glamorous. Millions of dollars are made and lost every minute the market is open. It can be intimidating to get started, but once you get a grasp on how it works, you will understand why there is no reason for you to be afraid to invest in the stock market and get your fair share of the gains.